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Facility Addition for US Air Force

IDEALS, Inc. was enlisted by the US Air Force to provide design-build services for a new addition at the Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
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Military Housing Renovation

IDEALS, inc. completed this $2.8M renovation at Yuma Proving Grounds for the U.S. Army by upgrading existing living spaces and installing extensive energy conservation measures.
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Prather Waterline | HAFB

This utility infrastructure construction project involved the replacement of approximately 21,000 linear feet (LF) of existing 16” diameter concrete cylinder with a new 16” C905 PVC pipe.
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The objective of this project was to upgrade unimproved primary tank trails located at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), located in White Sands, New Mexico.  Rebuilding included sub-base preparation, addition of base course and a gravel surface course and application of a dust suppressant to the finished surface.  Drainage was an important concern as there were many crossings that required improved reconstruction to meet or exceed original design specifications.  Drainage improvements consisted of corrugated metal pipe culverts with gabion headwalls or Low Water Stream Crossing (LWSC) constructed of geo-cellular structures. 


In addition to mechanical erosion, there is also substantial erosion on the approach sections of a tank trail during storms as sediment from the trail is moved directly into the stream at the LWSC.  These conditions necessitated the need for a well-constructed and physically stable Low Water Stream Crossing (LWSC).  Construction of an LWSC is site specific, so IDEALS team conducted hydrologic analysis at each crossing to determine if the flow is perennial, intermittent or ephemeral.  It was important to determine the soil types and the stream bed conditions. A poorly sited LWSC may require more maintenance, or experience more closures due to high flow conditions.  Avoiding or minimizing these conditions was one of our goals in the design and execution of the repairs and improvements of the tank trails and tank crossings.


The resulting repairs have greatly improved the original tank trails, correcting many of the existing erosion issues and improving their performance.  Coordination with WSMR along with special attention to specific drainage issues, erosion issues at tank trail crossings and the use of quality materials has improved the longevity and durability of the tank trails, resulting in a successful project.